Our laptop broke on the 17th of June. Apparently the screen cracked from the inside from opening and closing it so much. Since we were leaving for the whole month of July, we decided to not fix it until we returned. We left for Utah on Saturday, July 3rd. We were going to visit family, but mostly to throw my parents a surprise 40th wedding anniversary party. My siblings and I have been planning this for almost a year! Of course I left my camera at home, so I will have to copy pictures from my neice Katie who took some great ones.
This was all of us watching a 'surprise' video message that my brother John sent. He is on a mormon mission in Northern Virginia and couldn't be with us. It was awesome to see him and I think this was probably my parents favorite part of the night!
We had such a great trip and I really want to thank my sister Megan for planning alot of the fun things that we did. You are so awesome! We did the usual Temple Square and took the kids to the planetarium in SLC, went to the splash pad in South Ogden several times, stayed up way to too late playing card games and talking, gave each other pedicures, saw lots of fireworks and just enjoyed being with family. We were all so happy to be home. 3 weeks is a long time to be gone from home, but I am glad we made the trip nevertheless.